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York P-C Pei, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI)
Keywords: genetics, genomics, hereditary kidney diseases 

Research Interests
Dr. Pei is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Staff Nephrologist at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, where he currently directs the Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic. He obtained his research training in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University and later on, in Human Molecular Genetics in Toronto.

He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and has served in the Editorial Board for the Journal of American Society of Nephrology and Grant Review Panels for the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and National Institutes of Health, USA. He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Kidney Foundation of Canada and Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, USA.

The major theme of his research program is to identify genetic factors involved in the initiation or progression of common kidney diseases, as potential targets for developing novel diagnostic tests and therapies. His research focuses on genetic, genomic and translational research of several hereditary kidney disorders including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, IgA nephropathy and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, and is supported by grants from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Physicians Incorporated Foundation, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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